Added: January 21, 2014
Hikaru has hit a stumbling block, unable to improve despite playing against Sai everyday. Since Hikaru is on a losing streak, Sai reveals that Hikaru has become afraid. Sai tells him to alter that fear into courage, in an attempt to become stronger. Hikaru plays a match with Yuta Fukui, being able to defeat him. As Hikaru prepares to play against Waya, the latter talks about Sai's Go matches online. However, Waya soon learn that Hikaru knew about his online conversation with Sai, he wonders if there is more to Hikaru than meets the eye. Hikaru has managed to become an A-league insei in the long run, as he gets ready for the upcoming Young Lion's Tournament, in which the lower-league professionals play against the higher-league insei.